Publications

Latest findings, studies, issues papers, position papers

World debut for the first sustainably certified natural fibre

World debut for the first sustainably certified natural fibre: European hemp fibre for automotive applications and insulation material receives ISCC PLUS certificate  Natural fibres show significant environmental benefits in light weight biocomposites for automotive interiors and in construction. Up until now a sustainability certification for the natural fibre itself was not available. Now...

Market studies

nova-Institute (Germany) in cooperation with HempConsult (Germany) investigated the growing markets for Hemp Food Products along with, in a second market study, the non-psychotropic Cannabinoid CBD, increasingly demanded as food supplement and pharmaceutical. Order now the current market studies.

Approach to THC-Levels in Food Products

The recall of hemp-protein powder (brand: Veganz, April 2016) shows that the term Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is being used imprecisely and the coverage of it is undifferentiated. Limits are stated even though only recommendations which of their part are based on the content of total-THC or on the content of delta-9-THC exist. In the present case,

New investigation on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD)

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has commissioned a new survey on the safety and side effects of Cannabidiol. Kerstin Iffland and Dr. med Franjo Grothenhermen concentrate on clinical studies and possible interactions of Cannabidiol with other drugs. The paper aims to give an update of the extensive survey of Bergamaschi and colleagues in 2011.

New EU regulation of Cannabidiol (CBD) – Update

Please support the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) in their work to create a reasonable and uniform regulation. Urgent need for a reasonable regulation of cannabidiol (CBD) in food, cosmetics, as herbal natural medicine and as medicinal product  The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) published a position paper to overcome the patchwork of CBD-regulation in

European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) publishes new paper on comparison of EFSA’s rationale behind using uncertainty factors for plant ingredients in food

EIHA assigned nova-Institute the task of analyzing how uncertainty factors are applied to various botanicals by EFSA to possibly detect a political bias towards THC-levels in food. Daniel Kruse, HempConsult GmbH, is a co-author of this important basis for a sound scientifical valuation of this theme complex. The paper is solely available in English.

New Paper on Acute Reference Dose of Δ9-THC intake

HempConsult has published a new paper on daily intake-doses of Δ9-THC including a comment on the implementation of uncertainty factors for THC. The comment summarizes, that THC – compared to other plant ingredients – is treated unequally und unnecessarily strict. The issue paper is only available in English.